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Septic Arthritis

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Description: Acute septic arthritis affects all age groups. It is caused by haematogenous spread of a bacterial organism, or by a penetrating injury. The joint is swollen and painful to move. Treatment is by arthrotomy and irrigation, appropriate antibiotic therapy, splints and physiotherapy.

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Language: English

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Added: Wed Aug 05 2009